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Fashion: Sarah Stright-Hartley

June 5, 2012

Meet Sarah Stright: I’ve got a passion for fashion — may I help you?

NEW CASTLE — I’m Sarah, and I like fashion.

OK, full disclosure? I’ve been obsessed with fashion since I was a little girl. My mom tells me that since I was 2 years old, I’ve been picking out my own clothes.

The obsession has only grown since I’ve gotten older and have developed an appreciation for the entire fashion industry and, in the process, have come to understand my own personal style.

I have worked in fashion a good chunk of my professional life, beginning as a sales associate, and working my way up to an assistant buyer for a clothing store. Buying things that millions of people would wear was a dream job. I studied apparel, textiles and merchandising in college and went on to get a master’s degree in business administration to develop a well-rounded view of the business world.

Though currently not working in the fashion industry, I hope to someday return to my “roots” with a more experienced view of this crazy world. Because I don’t have the opportunity to talk about fashion on a daily basis, I created my own little slice of the Internet — my own fashion blog — where I can relate to others who share my obsession.

My blog, “Coming Unstitched,” has become a way for me to help others find their own style, to provide inspiration and, I hope, to give someone just a bit of entertainment in an otherwise serious world. And that is what I hope to bring to you all. I want to inspire you, help you, and entertain you in any way that I can.

That said, each Wednesday on www.ncnewsonline.com, I’ll answer reader questions about anything and everything pertaining to fashion. Please contact me at the e-mail address listed below so we can grow in our knowledge together.

Mostly, I want to help you feel good about yourself, no matter your gender, financial situation or body type.

Sound like a plan? Good, we’ll get started officially tomorrow. Before we do, here’s just a little more about me.

Favorite Store(s): American Eagle, ModCloth, J.Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, New York and Company

Favorite Magazine(s): Marie Claire, Lucky, Shape, GQ

Favorite Celebrity Style: Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, Lauren Conrad

Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Team(s): Cleveland Browns (yes, even in Steelers country!) and the Detroit Tigers

Favorite Saturday afternoon hobby: Wandering around and discovering Pittsburgh

Dream job: Fashion writer, stylist, apparel buyer

(Have a fashion question you would like Sarah to answer in her weekly blog? Contact her at sarah_stright@yahoo.com.)

 

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